Whereas traditionally windows were fitted with single glazing or double glazing, triple glazing is the latest option available.
Thanks to its energy-efficiency and noise reduction capabilities, triple glazing has grown in popularity.
But what exactly is triple glazing and is it worth the investment?
Our team has compiled an ultimate guide for everything you need to know about triple glazing.
What is triple glazing?
Not too dissimilar to double glazing which is made up of two panes of glass separated by a sealed air cavity, triple glazing comprises of three panes of glass separated by two sealed air cavities.
Benefits of triple glazing
So, why should you choose to install triple glazing? Here is a list of some of the advantages of having triple glazing installed:
If you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet, triple glazing can help to reduce outside noise from entering your home, so you can enjoy a quieter environment.
Your windows are a prime target for burglars. By installing triple glazing your windows are better protected as triple glazing is more difficult to break.
Adds value to your home
Triple glazing is becoming a more desirable feature and installing it in your home can help to increase the value of your property, perfect for when you’re looking to sell it.
Reduces heat loss
Triple glazing can help to keep your home warmer by reducing heat escaping through your windows and retaining heat.
Triple glazing has excellent energy-efficiency compared to other glazing systems, helping you to save money on your energy bills.
You would think that the more panes of glass your window has, the better the noise reduction would be, right? Well, this isn’t exactly the case. The thickness of the panes of glass is more important.
If noise reduction is a priority for you, with triple glazing you are able to choose the thickness of the panes of glass for the best noise reduction.
The space between the glass panes also has an effect on how well your window reduces noise pollution. The bigger the space between the panes the more gas that can occupy the space resulting in better noise reduction.
How long does triple glazing last?
There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of your triple glazed windows. These include things like how well they are maintained and the material used.
That being said, window manufactures usually give triple glazing a lifespan of around 20 years.
Double glazing or Triple Glazing?
Whilst double glazing has its advantages over triple glazing (e.g. the price) triple glazing outperforms double glazing in certain areas.
Triple glazing is more energy-efficient than double glazing, therefore, you will save more on your energy bills.
Triple glazing is also more durable and stronger than double glazing. As a result, your window is less likely to be damaged.
There is no clear winner between double glazing and triple glazing with both having their own advantages and drawbacks. Therefore, it really depends on what you’re looking for in your window.
What is the U-value of triple glazing?
The U-value of a window measures the efficiency of that window, the lower the U-value the better the window’s efficiency.
A newly fitted window with triple glazing could achieve a U-value of 0.8 or lower. In comparison, a newly fitted double glazed windows shouldn’t have a U-value of 1.6.
Does triple glazing make a difference?
With all things considered, for the cost of triple glazing, you want to be sure that you get your money’s worth.
Fitting a window with triple glazing will make a considerable difference, whether that be to noise reduction or your home’s energy efficiency.
Installing triple glazing
Now you know a bit more about triple glazing, you may be convinced to install it in your home.
Before you do, it is important to choose a trusted installer.
At Heritage Home Improvements, we have over 15 years of experience in the trade so you can be confident in any work we carry out.
We pride ourselves on our work and that’s why we offer a 10-year guarantee minimum for all of our installations.
If you’re looking to install triple glazing in your home, Heritage Home Improvements should be your go-to.
Contact the Heritage Home Improvement team today for free advice and a no-obligation quote.